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Facing our own darkness

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope

I am delighted to announce that my book is coming out on the 30th. My sincere thanks to all those who have shared my journey and contributed to my story. http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Hope-Surviving-Grief-Loss/dp/1937943275/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426982211&sr=1-1&keywords=Mona+villarrubia

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Spirituality

“Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being… Wherever we may come alive, that is the … Continue reading

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Unexpected Grace

Have you ever had a moment where you felt the hand of God somehow in your life… A moment when a car suddenly careens towards you but somehow manages to avoid hitting you. A sudden view of the sunlight through … Continue reading

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Discovering hope again

Discovering hope is different when you are coming at it from the other side – from a period of having none. You are coming to it for a second time, or third or more. The meaning of hope has changed … Continue reading

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Searching and Doubting

I recently read the wise opinion that if you are searching for answers to ultimate questions, to the God questions, then you should be engaged in some way with the Ultimate, with God as someone understands God to be, even … Continue reading

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Katrina and now Isaac — is Suffering part of God’s Plan?

Philosophy for Dummies, contains a whole chapter on the issue [of the problem of evil]. Given the raison d’être for the “Dummies” series – simplifying complex issues and processes into digestible bites illustrated by catchy icons proclaiming Warnings, Great Ideas, … Continue reading

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Miracles?

I decided quite some time ago that nature and the laws of nature are Gift (grace) – undeserved, possibly unintentional, random, unplanned Gift. And that even if there is no personal God / Divine Parent there is a Source, a … Continue reading

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The Faith of Mother Teresa – Perseverance despite the Silence of God

Mother Teresa was the best of modern Catholicism and an icon of faith. But faith was not easy for her. In her letters, published a decade after her death, she describes feeling abandoned by God for most of her years … Continue reading

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Traces of God

Faith in a Silent God Our God so frequently does not respond to our call. Our God does not appear on demand. We are struck by God’s absence in times of acute trauma … In such times what does matter … Continue reading

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